You Guys are the Best, Thanks! It's not mine, but my friend in Coburg found it and brought it to my attention...I felt strongly that it was German, but never would have guessed DDR! ...Thanks to all for your Effort & Opinions!
I guess that makes it really, really late-war! Too late really... :^)
I'm glad to know what it really is, I have never seen one like it before.